Role of DIET

Objectives & Functions

  • To provide academic and resource support at the grass roots level for the success of the various strategies and programmes being undertaken in the areas of elementary and adult education, with special reference to the following objectives.
  • Universalitation of primary/elementary education.
  • NLM targets in regard to functional literacy in the 15-35 age group.
  • To make primary education all extensive at the District level.
  • To undertake action research to improve the quality of primary education.
  • To provide training to primary school Head Masters, teachers, conductors of adult education centres, observers and, main volunteers of Anganwadis and Balwadis.
  • To organize various training programmes for primary school teachers and to prepare self made educational tools.
  • To provide training to C.R.C. and B.R.C. co-coordinators belonging to the district.
  • To arrange for progressive development of B.R.C. and C.R.C.

Training and orientation of following target groups:

  • Elementary school teachers (both pre-service and in-service).
  • Head Masters, Heads of School Complexes and officers of Educational Department up to block level.
  • Instructors and supervisors of Non formal and Adult Education (induction level and continuing education).
  • Members of DBE and Village Education Committees (VEC's), community leaders, youth and other volunteers who wish to work as educational activities.
  • Resource persons who will conduct suitable programmes for the target groups mentioned in (a) and (c) above, at centers other than DIET.

Academic and resource support to the elementary and adult education systems in the district in other ways e.g. by …

  • Extension activities and interaction with the field,
  • Provision of services of a resource and learning centre for teachers and instructors,
  • Development of locally relevant materials, teaching aids, evaluation tools etc., and
  • Serving as an evaluation centre for elementary schools and programmes of NFE/AE.
  • Action research and experimentation to deal with specific problems of the district in achieving the objectives in the areas of elementary and adult education.
  • To provide training and guidance for implementation of programmes like activity based and joyful learning and creating willingness to go to school.
  • To undertake research and experimentation, keeping in mind problems of the educational arena and to solve them.
  • To familiarize Headmasters, teachers, C.R.C.s, B.R.C.s co-coordinators and supervisors with new approach.
  • To organize seminars and workshops to enhance the abilities for teaching subjects like Mathematics, Science, work Experience, Art teaching and Yoga teaching at the primary school level.
  • To provide guidance for diagnosis and remedies for abilities established by the students through capacity aimed evaluation and also lack of abilities thereof.
  • To provide guidance and evaluation techniques to ensure success for activity based education.
  • To visit alternative schools for migrant children and to give guidance there.
  • To visit V.E.C, M.T.A., .T.A. and provide guidance to the same.
  • To undertake programmes for non-ritualistic education.
  • To make lecturers visit meetings at C.R.C level & to provide guidance.

Function of branches

*(PSTE) Pre-service Teacher Education

  1. To serve as the nodal branch for the following:

    i. Organizing pre-service course for elementary school teachers and to provide academic inputs into such course is the subjects represented in the Branch.

    ii. Propagation of learner centered education and education for personality development through training, extension, preparation of suitable teaching aids, action researches etc.

    iii. All general matters concerning teaching methodology and specific matters concerning teaching methodology of the school NFE subjects represented in the Branch.

    iv. Provision of Psychological Counseling and guidance services to schools and NFE/AE centers of the district.

    v. All matters relating to learning by children of Disadvantaged Groups.

    vi. Education of children with major handicaps and other mild handicaps.

    vii. Education of the Gifted.

  2. To conduct such in service programmes whose content relates exclusively or predominately to the subjects represented in the branch, or to its other area of nodal responsibility listed at (ii) – (vii) less than 1.

  3. To provide inputs into programmes/activities of all other branches of the Institute, to the extent of subjects/areas represented/handled in the Branch.

  4. Maintenance of science Lab, Psychology equipment, Resource Room for Education of Disabled children, Rooms for Art education, and equipments and facilities for sports and Physical Education.

  5. Promotion of and support to co-curricular activities in areas related to the substantive Work of branch, e.g. debates and elocution, literature, Science Fairs, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Physical Education competitions, Yoga, Hobbies etc.

*(WE) Work Experience

  1. To identify locally relevant WE areas and incorporation with concerned nodal branches, to develop sample curricular units, teaching learning material, low cost teaching aids and evaluation tools/techniques in such areas.

  2. To help educational authorities and elementary schools/NFE/AE centers in planned introduction of Work Experience activities in such schools/centres.

  3. As backup to (2) above, to conduct appropriate in-service programmes for teachers in the areas of WE.

  4. To provide WE-related inputs into all other programmes and activities of the Institute.

  5. To organize activities for cleanliness, upkeep and development of the Institute campus and its surroundings and for basic maintenance of institute furniture and other property.

  6. To organize community service activities and study visits to work centers as part of training programmes, and to promote such activities on extra curricular basis.

  7. To maintain Workshop /Farm/ Garden for WE activities.

  8. To promote work related hobbies among trainees of the institute.

*(DRU) District Resource Unit

  1. To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of training programmes for AE/NFE personal throughout the district and to provide necessary support to such programmes organized outside the DIET.

  2. To evaluate and monitor the quality and efficiency of training programmes for NFE/AE personnel held in and outside the DIET and to strive for their continuous improvement.

  3. To undertake field interaction work vis-à-vis the AE? NFE projects and centres in the district and to act as the referral unit or academic problems thrown up by the field in the areas of AE/NFE.

  4. To undertake action research in all areas relevant for making NFE/AE more effective-in collaboration with other branches, to the extent necessary.

  5. To provide AE/NFE related inputs into all programmes of the institute, especially pre-Service and in-service Education programmes for teachers.

*(IFIC) In-service programmes, Field Interaction and Innovation Co-ordination

  1. To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of in-service education programmes for elementary teachers throughout the district, and to plan and coordinate such programmes held in the DIET, Pursuant to this, the Branch would….

    (i) Identify training needs of elementary teachers in the district, and prepare a Perspective plan for meeting such needs,

    (ii) Prepare an annual calendar of all programmes to be held outside The DIET, and

    (iii) Help concerned authorities in preparing an annual calendar of in-service Programmes to be held outside the DIET.

  2. To evaluate and monitor the quality and efficiency of in-service programmes held in and outside the DIET, and to strive for their continuous improvement.

  3. To maintain database of all persons, except NFE/AE personnel, who undergo training at the institute and to organize follow-up activities pursuant to such training, through correspondence, visits, transmission of printed materials.

  4. To serve as a reference and resource centres for teachers who wish to continue their Education.

*(CMDE) Curriculum, Material Development and Evaluation

  1. To adopt existing items & develop new items of the following kinds so that elementary education and elementary teacher education programmes.

    i. Teaching learning for general as well as locally developed curricular units- especially primers for classes II and I in tribal languages in districts having substantial tribal population.

    ii. Techniques and guild lines for continuous and summative learner-evaluation.

    iii. Tests, question/item banks, rating scales, observation schedules, guidelines for diagnostic testing/remedial programmes talent identification procedures etc.

  2. To help DRU in development work as above for Adult and non-formal Education.

  3. To undertake testing on sample basis to assess achievement levels among learners, especially with reference to Min levels prescribed for the primary and upper stage and for adult learners under NLM.

  4. To help educational authorities and elementary school/NFE/AE centres in implementing a reliable and valid system of learner evaluation.

  5. To conduct workshops for the adaptation/development work mentioned in (1) above, as also in-service Programmes relating to CMDE.

*(ET) Educational Technology

  1. To develop in collaboration with concerned staff of the DIET and other resource persons, simple, effective and low-cost teaching aids for various subjects/areas relevant to elementary education and elementary teacher education –charts, diagrams, models, photographs, slides, audiotapes, play scripts, songs etc.

  2. To help the DRU in developing low cost teaching aids as above, for adult and non-formal Education.

  3. To maintain the following:

    i. All A.V. equipments of the Institute

    ii. Computer Lab

    iii. A display area for good, low cost teaching aids developed in house as well as elsewhere and,

    iv. A library of educational video/audio cassettes and, if the Institute has a film projector of films.

  4. To lend slides, cassettes and films to institutions having playing/projection facilities, and to borrow them from others Resource Centre.

  5. To liased with nearby Radio station for arranging educational broadcasts suitable for elementary school children, AE/NFE learners, teachers/instructors of the district.

  6. To conduct appropriate in-service programmed for teachers in the area of ET, with special emphasis on:

    i. Effective utilization of educational broadcasts, telecasts, cassettes and aids, and

    ii. Development of simple, low cost teaching aids.

*(P & M) Planning & Management

  1. To maintain an appropriate database for the district this may be required for various planning exercises aimed at the UPE/UEE/NLM goals and for monitoring progress towards these goals.

  2. To provide technical assistance to educational authorities in (i) school mapping (ii) Micro planning for UPE/AUEE in an area specific and target group specific manner, (iii) formation and activation of school complexes, schools etc, and (v) Institutional evaluation.

  3. To serve as the nodal branch in relation to all programmes of community involvement in basic education, and in particular, to conduct orientation programmes for members of DBE, VECs, community leaders, youth and other voluntary educational workers.

  4. To act as the nodal branch for preparing quin-quennial and annual institutional plans and annual self-evaluation reports for the DIET, and for liaising with DBE.

  5. To provide P & M related inputs into all other programmes/activities of the institute e.g. pre-service and in-Service programmes for teachers, training programmes for NFE/AE personnel, Field Interaction activities, Action Research etc.